My Daughter grew up with horses
- Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014 22:00
BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER GREW UP WITH HORSES..............
"My daughter turned sixteen years old today; which is a milestone
for most people. Besides looking at baby photos and childhood
trinkets with her, I took time to reflect on the young woman my
daughter had become and the choices she would face in the future.
As I looked at her I could see the athlete she was, and determined
woman she would soon be.
I started thinking about some girls we knew in our town who were
already pregnant, pierced in several places, hair every color under
the sun, drop outs, drug addicts and on the fast track to no where,
seeking surface identities because they had no inner self esteem.
The parents of these same girls have asked me why I "waste" the
Money on horses so my daughter can ride. I'm told she will grow out
of it, lose interest, and discover boys and all kinds of things that
try to pin the current generation's "slacker" label on my child. I
don't think it will happen, I think she will love and have horses all
her life. ..........
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has compassion. She
knows that we must take special care of the very young and the very
old. We must make sure those without voices to speak of their pain
are still cared for.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she learned responsibility
for others than herself. She learned that regardless of the weather
you must still care for those you have the stewardship of. There are
no "days off" just because you don't feel like being a horse owner
that day. She learned that for every hour of fun you have there are
days of hard slogging work you must do first.